Let the math games begin

Schools in the Plano Independent School District have begun using immersive educational video games to help teach mathematics and raise academic achievement scores on high stakes tests.

Plano ISD has added Tabula Digita’s mathematics series DimensionM, part of DimensionU™ Learning System, into its PowerMath remediation program targeting more than 800 students in 13 middle schools. In doing so, Plano joins a growing number of Texas districts, including Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Arlington, Spring, Carrollton-Farmers Branch and Garland Independent School Districts, that are embracing game play as a pedagogically efficient teaching tool.